The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 47 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing HP 24 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 2.74% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 6.58% 6.05% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
Average daily rate
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£110 £433 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.56% +90.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £246 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £575 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +152.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 430 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.23% 45.26% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 193 251
Average daily rate £400 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 12 £110 -
Chester +9 7 £388 +40.90%
Knutsford +10 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £430 -
Northwich - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 30 (57.69%) ITIL
2 23 (44.23%) Service Management
2 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
3 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (38.46%) SLA
6 19 (36.54%) Windows
7 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
8 16 (30.77%) MS Office
9 15 (28.85%) MCP
9 15 (28.85%) Linux
9 15 (28.85%) IBM Notes
9 15 (28.85%) OpenView
9 15 (28.85%) Lotus
9 15 (28.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (19.23%) AIX
11 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 8 (15.38%) Apache
12 8 (15.38%) Sun
12 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
12 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
13 7 (13.46%) Clustering
13 7 (13.46%) IBM
13 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (13.46%) SAN
14 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
14 6 (11.54%) Dell
14 6 (11.54%) Perl
14 6 (11.54%) UNIX

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (28.85%) IBM Notes
2 8 (15.38%) Apache
3 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.77%) Lync
4 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
2 16 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP PM
1 2 (3.85%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.77%) DHCP
3 3 (5.77%) FTP
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.92%) HTTP
5 1 (1.92%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) Network Security
5 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
2 2 (3.85%) MS Access
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (5.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Project Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (3.85%) Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.92%) Designer
6 1 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) CSS
1 5 (9.62%) HTML
1 5 (9.62%) YUI
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) CMDB
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.92%) iPhone
6 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Linux
3 10 (19.23%) AIX
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.54%) UNIX
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.62%) HPUX
7 2 (3.85%) SUSE
7 2 (3.85%) Solaris
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) VMS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) ITIL
2 23 (44.23%) Service Management
3 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) Web Development
5 4 (7.69%) MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.69%) Coaching
6 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Release Management
7 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) ITSM
7 2 (3.85%) SOA
7 2 (3.85%) CRM
7 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Perl
3 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) VB
5 2 (3.85%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (28.85%) MCP
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) OpenView
1 15 (28.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 4 (7.69%) SCCM
3 3 (5.77%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.92%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
5 1 (1.92%) Foglight
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.85%) Lotus
3 8 (15.38%) Sun
4 7 (13.46%) IBM
5 6 (11.54%) Dell
6 5 (9.62%) BMC
7 4 (7.69%) Remedy
7 4 (7.69%) SAP
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco
8 3 (5.77%) TIBCO
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle
8 3 (5.77%) VMware
9 2 (3.85%) Brocade
9 2 (3.85%) NetApp
9 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.92%) Veeam
10 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.92%) Citrix
10 1 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.92%) McAfee